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floor, was met by el near roosevelt, and he looked up and she said, harry, the president is dead. and he thought -- he was in total shock. he said, what can i do for you? and she said, harry, what can we do for you? you're in trouble now. >>> he she looks at the life of harry truman in "citizen soldier." sunday night on c-span q & a. >>> now more about the bp oil spill settlement announcement with democratic congressman. bp will pay a $4 million fine and plead guilty to the charges of 11 deaths of workers and lying to congress. they returned indictment charging two bp supervisor and the former deputy of incident commander. this is 25 minutes. >> ranking member of the natural resources committee, i'm here with henry who is state of california the ranking member of the energy and commerce committee. today bp reached an agreement with the justice department to resolve all criminal claims against it by the united states government regarding the bp water horizon disaster and to pay $4 billion in criminal penalty for the very serious violations of law. bp has plead guilty to 11 felony counts r
with a glass-teague el reform. what would you think of that way of proceeding? >> well, it's an interesting proposition. i think most of the motivation for schemes like this are driven by the belief that the debt's too big, and the way to get around that, be able to finance things, would be through direct money creation that didn't involve the offset in terms of borrowing. so, um, this is something congress could do, congress could decide that it's not going to offset dollar-for-dollar deficit spending with increased borrowing, and that would, i suppose, reduce some hand wringing and anxiety about the size of the national debt. but if i think we had a better understanding of what the risks and challenges are in terms of a growing debt, and i really keep coming back to for me it's not the debt to gdp ratio that needs to be stabilized, it's the debt service that becomes an issue. it's not the debt to gdp ratio per se, but the debt service. so i just think that for me personally i think i prefer, um, a better understanding of how the monetary system actually works and understanding that the de
? and by the way i have two children who are at el haines. i was also trade in the parent perspective have full transparency what my kids were learning every day in class. when we started to work on this idea, and realized that it needed to be a separate organization, that thought about this at scale, we came across this question, what is the best way to organize ourselves to get the job done, right? so it was, in making the choice to become a for-profit it was not sort of from the starting point of, how can we recognize an opportunity to make money? it was, how do we take a problem that exists at e. l. haines at one of the highest performing schools in d.c. and exists at most schools in the country and try to solve that and what is the best vehicle to get there? to my surprise, i was teacher for seven years, principle and cao for five years, went to business school and spent most of the time translating from the for-profit terminology into the paradigm of nonprofits my cofounder and i decided we would be best served being a for-profit and there were a few reasons for that. one is a website we
of colorado. i'll be looking closely at the number of republican votes that are coming out of el paso county and douglas county and mesa county on the western slope. another swing county that we pay attention to is larimer connecticut which is northern colorado, home to colorado state university. then we'll be looking at, um, as far as democrats, we'll be looking at boulder and denver and seeing, you know, if they're getting their numbers the way they want to. and the democrats have paid considerable attention to the southwest corner of the state, um, la plata county, home to durango, so we'll be looking to see if they're banking lots of votes in the southwest corner of the state as well. >> check out c-span's campaign 2012 web site where you can watch the candidates on the campaign trail as well as their latest ads and web videos. also check our social media section to see what the candidates, reporters and other viewers are saying about the presidential race. it's all at c-span.org/campaign2012. >> as part of our campaign 2012 coverage, c-span is bringing you house, senate and governor deb
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